Wine Does the Heart Good

APRIL 01, 2005

If women are going to drink alcoholic beverages, wine is the best for keeping their heart healthy. The current study, reported recently in Heart, focused on women because a majority of the research on alcohol's health benefits looked at men. The study included 102 women, under age 75, who had survived a heart attack or heart surgery for blocked arteries.

During the study, the participants were required to log their alcohol intake for 1 week. The researchers conducted heart studies to determine heart rate variability (HRV). The results of the study showed that HRV was highest in women who drank 5 g or more of alcohol daily and lowest in women who drank no alcohol. HRV was also higher among women who drank wine, even after factoring in age, weight, and smoking habits.


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